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On gravitational Phase Transitions, T-duality and Symmetry Breaking in AdS/CFT

@article{SierraGarca2017OnGP,
  title={On gravitational Phase Transitions, T-duality and Symmetry Breaking in AdS/CFT},
  author={J. An{\'i}bal Sierra-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2017}
}
In this thesis we study several problems in the context of AdS/CFT. The first is that of gravitational phase transitions between AdS and dS geometries in the Gauss-Bonnet theory of gravity. Such transitions are mediated by thermalons and do not require matter fields. The phenomenon is strongly expected to be generic in higher curvatures theories of gravity. The second problem is the generation of new Supergravity backgrounds and the study of their holographic duals. We generate new examples of… 
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